Sunday, January 31, 2010

New wall quilt and a skirt that took me a year!

First off we have a nice quilt to try to chase away the winter blahs. Its the first time I tried 'drawing' with yarn. Its not very precise, but it was alot of fun to do. I just have to work on the tension underneath when using my darning plate, but at least the top side turned out ok. I used a light multicolored rayon for the top stitching. Also, I didnt use a single bit of fusablefor this one. I pinned and sewed it all on without any sticky stuff.

Now my skirt on the other hand....This started off as a brainchild of mine. I was working on a 9-patch swap with some friends of mine. I incorporated some of the 2 inch squares into the top of the skirt, and went crazy from there. I also added a crazy star to the dress in commemoration of the work I did for the Brushfire Quilt Project that many of us quilters (pro and beginners alike) on the internet worked on for those whom lost their homes in the Bushfires in Victoria, Australia. I may do another skirt like this again at some point, but not any time soon. It took WAY tooo long to make....and 10 yard skirts are easy to make, just time consuming...but when you are patching this much fabric together, you start going cross-eyed after a few hours of doing nothing but sewing all day.

Please ignore the Bruce Lee shirt.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Well done! Your skirt is fabulous, and I love your wall hanging, you have given me ideas.

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